Tax the Fizz?


Actually it’s taxing the corn syrup, but still a radical idea. @timoreilly tweets regarding a little web calculator to be found at Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, saying: “Love this idea. Instead of subsidizing soda (which we do via corn syrup subsidies) we ought to be taxing it.” The consequences would be profound. Starting at fundamental levels of economy is always the most effective way to influence social policy. This would prove one of the more literal examples of putting your money where your mouth is.


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